It’s Friday … finally … just a few hours away from the weekend.

And weekends were just made for baseball cards. You collect them. You sort them. The speak to you. They relax you.


Weekends are also made for dreaming big. Why, once you get a full night of sleep on Friday, you know — just know — that come Monday morning, you’re going to slay your professional dragons and get promoted to CEO or something.

So why not combine the two and dream big about some big-time cardboard?

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Here, then, are five droolworth baseball card lots for sale right now on eBay, any one of which will get your hobby juices flowing.

(Note that this post contains affiliate links, which means if you click over to eBay and buy something, I’ll receive a small commission at no extra charge to you.)

1953 Topps Archives Sets (400)

1953 Topps Archives Sets 1991

When Topps rolled out their first Archives set in 1991, no one was quite sure what to expect.

I mean, they had tried the whole reprint thing a few years before when they cranked up the presses to push out “new” versions of (most of) their famous 1952 set … that went just OK.

While younger collectors liked the reprints, some traditionalists decried them for breaking the sanctity of the wax pack (or something). Nevertheless, the price rose to a point where most collectors couldn’t afford them.

But it didn’t take long for us to realize, in that summer of 1991, that pulling a painted Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays card from a new wax pack was pretty darn cool.

Like most issues from the early 1990s, the 1953 Archives have had their ups and downs over the years, but they’re a piece of hobby history not only for bringing the ’53s back but for paving the way for all the Archives and Heritage stuff to come.

All of which is to say that this ridiculous eBay lot will have your eyes and belly swimming whether you think you like these cards or not.

Four hundred sets of 330 cards each just have that sort of overwhelming effect on folks … and a little math tells you that the Buy-It-Now (BIN) price of $4500 has each set coming in at $11.25 a pop.


Here is the eBay listing (affiliate link).

1954 Stahl-Meyer Franks Willie Mays (PSA 1)

1954 Stahl-Meyer Franks Willie Mays

If the 1950s excelled at anything, it was encouraging boys to beat the hell out of their baseball cards.

If you weren’t putting your cards in your bicycle spokes, you were pulling them out of dog food.

If you weren’t pulling them out of dog food, you were brushing tobacco off of them.

And if you weren’t brushing tobacco off of them, you were using them to soak up hot dog juice.

That was the fate of this 1954 Stahl-Meyer Franks Willie Mays card, which checks in at PSA 1.

Given all that, it may seem absurd that the BIN is $5500 … until you check the PSA Population report to find that only 16 of the Mays cards have ever been sent in for grading.

Sure, 13 of those landed at a PSA 1, but this is *ahem* a frankly scarce early-career card of one of the three or four greatest players of all time.

Here is the eBay listing (affiliate link).

1955 Topps Baseball Full Uncut Sheet with HOFers

1955 Topps Baseball Cards Uncut Sheet

Have you ever noticed how much an uncut sheet of 1955 Topps baseball cards resembles the most beautiful comic book you’ll ever lay your eyes on?

What’s that?

You say you’ve never seen an uncut sheet of 1955 Topps baseball cards?

Hmmm. Well, that is a common collecting problem.

But this eBay lot can help you out, and it’s well worth the click just to treat your week-weary eyes to the explosion of color and Hall of Fame goodness.

This particular sheet features 50 double-prints and 10 singles, for a total of 60 different cards and 110 cards in total. Among the big names are Hal Newhouser, Billy Herman, Monte Irvin, Warren Spahn, Al Rosen, Dick Groat, and Johnny Podres.

But … truly … the visuals on this thing are out of this world, even if you don’t feel like coughing up the $9000 asking price.

Here is the eBay listing (affiliate link).

1959 Fleer Baseball Ted Williams Unopened Wax Pack (PSA 6)

1959 Fleer Ted Williams Unopened Wax Pack

You know, guys like Ted Williams sorta play by different rules.

How many of us could hit .400, take some time “off” to fly missions in World War II, come back and dominate on the diamond for a few more years, head to Korea for a bit, and then come back home to finish up business to the tune of 521 home runs?

That would be just one … Teddy Ballgame … and calling him one of “us” is quite a stretch.

So, is it any wonder that, when Fleer was looking to flout the rules of the cardboard game in the late 1950s they called on Williams to help them out?

Topps’ dominance likely didn’t hold much sway with the Splendid Splinter

“You can take your monopoly, mister, and turn it sideways and stick it where …”

Or something like that.

So, will this PSA 6 unopened wax pack of 1959 Fleer Ted Williams baseball cards yield the rare and coveted “Ted Signs for 1959”?

Doesn’t matter, because the kitchy 1950s display is the thing with this thing.

That, and Ted’s moxie.

“What … you don’t think I’m worth a $3750 Buy-It-Now?”

Here is the eBay listing (affiliate link).

1963 Post Baseball Cards Complete Set

1963 Post Cereal Baseball Cards Complete Set

This eBay lot feels like a real collector put it together, cereal box by cereal box, back in 1963.

Eighty percent of the cards are “clean,” says the seller.

Twenty percent are lesser.

Ten percent are cut outside the lines, just like you would have done if your mom had trusted you with scissors when you were eight or ten or 20 or whatever.

Just give me the card, you blasted box!

And, the seller allows, a few Jell-O cards may have snuck in here or there.

Again, just like you would have done. You want to finish your set, boy, or do you want to squabble about whether you get to eat Jell-o or Toasties?

Why, when I was a kid all we had was potatoes, and …



Anyway, this is a complete 1963 Post baseball card set — you know, the cards with their fronts and backs on the same side of the card, and as thick as your midsection after the pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving.

Or mostly a 1963 Post baseball card set.

Because, even with the very precise BIN of $4799.85, there’s always room for J-E-L-L-O.

Here is the eBay listing (affiliate link).

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